Meaning of sequin

se•quin

Pronunciation: (sē'kwin), [key]
— n.
  1. a small shining disk or spangle used for ornamentation, as on women's clothing and accessories or on theatrical costumes.
  2. a former gold coin of Venice, introduced in 1284; ducat.
  3. a former gold coin of Malta, introduced c1535.
  4. a former gold coin of Turkey, introduced in 1478.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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